Thursday, March 13, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

I am very excited to be able to share with you all my projects that I will be entering to the G45 Audition and I had so much fun altering and creating all this projects. I used some projects that I created in the past and I am very proud of them and really Love the way they all came out. I hope that you can enjoy them and leave me a comment of what you think, I love to read all your comment, they are all very appreciated. Thank you all and wish me luck!! 

For the Audition I decided to alter a paper mache dress form that I found at Hobby lobby, it measures about 20 inches tall and I added a wood candle holder for the stand. I used the Ladies Diary paper collection to make the top part of the dress form and the flowers as well, and used some of the images from the paper collection as embellishments. For the skirt of the dress I used a huge piece of a wedding dress that I recycled and I thought it would be perfect for this project.
For the waist I used G45 Stamped Geometric Metal Door Plate and twisted it to fit tight and adhered it with E600 to create a belt and in the front I adhered another metal piece from Tim Holts with the word Ladies from the paper collection, I added two porcelain roses on each side of the metal frame piece to add some interest and dabbed vintage white acrylic paint to the metal pieces with a dry brush to distress them just a little. The knobs were used in the shoulder area were I will be hanging some of my jewelry and distressed them as well. I made a teal blue pearl necklace to help pop some of the blue from the flowers that I made with the ladies diary paper collection and I feel likt it ties everything together very nicely.

For the back of the dress form I used a small picture frame and distressed it with gesso, vintage white acrylic pain, and gold rub and buf, and added some metal embellishments, I added an image from the paper collection and white washed it with gesso and adhered it to the back of the dress form with E6000. I love to add bling and distress everything and I love how shabby this project came out. I really hope you all enjoyed this project, i had so much fun creating it!! :)

Here are the five projects I would like to use and I  just love them all :)

This is a layout That I created for the Heartfelt creation Design team.

I used a photo of my son on this layout and I made the flowers here, just wanted it to be a simple elegant layout.

This is a card that I created for a friend and I just wanted her to know that I was thinking about her, I love to include fabric and seam binding to my projects, they give such a delicate feel to projects in my opinion.

This card I created for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team during the Holidays and I just love the way it turned out :)

Finally but not least this is a paper mache book box that I altered for my desk and it holds all my pencils and pens. I love to use all kinds of items to add texture and a unique look to all my projects and it is so much fun to play and discover while you create all kinds of beauty.

Thank you all for staying with me and for letting me share with you all my creations, I really hope you have enjoyed your visit :)

Hugs, Letty

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Debuting the Burst of Splendor Collection

Hi Everyone,

Welcome! I am so EXCITED to share with you all the  Burst of Splendor Collection 
This collection includes a Classic Leaf die that is the perfect botanical addition for every project you create. The Open, Classic and Bold Leaf stamps create depth and variety to your crafty projects. Pick up the Dahlia Cluster, Dahlia Bouquet and Blooming Dahlia stamps to create a stunning floral masterpiece. These background, accent and corner stamps will add a delightful classic touch to every project you create.The Burst of Splendor paper pack is loaded with saturated greens and purples and sprinkled with colorful dahlias and clusters of wildflowers. White and orange dahlias pop out from purple border, bouquet adorned pages. Olive green eggshell patterns, ornate octogans, and wildflower-laden iron gates are splashed with saturated beiges and roasted browns. Brightly colored tags and journaling blocks complement the climbing ivies and plum hues. This paper pack will make your project even more eye-catching. Buy it Now
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by July 16th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $150.00.
Here is what I created with this Beautiful Collection:

Other products: gesso, seam binding, edge punch, pearl bling, crystal sprays, distress ink (Black Soot), hot glue, Scor Tape
Instructions: Using your Scor Pal and bone folder, score at 2", 4", 6", 8", and 10" on your 12 x 12 sheet paper from the Burst Of Splendor Collection. Next, we are going to cut the extra piece right where the 10" score line is, you can cut it right on the score board with a blade or on your favorite paper trimmer. Reverse paper and score at 2", 4", 8", and 10". Use your bone folder to fold all the scor lines. Now here is where it gets a little tricky for me to explain, but let's give it a go. Using your scissors cut a triangle shape, on the middle square (between the 2" and 4" score lines), you can use the first tringle as a template, fold the paper on the score line and use your template to cut all the pyramids the same size when you unfold you should see a pyramid first and a diamond, continue to fold and cut till you have both sides done, making sure to leave enought space between the pyramids so that the papercan hold together and not tear. To put together, use scor tape on one of the flaps and over lap the other flap on the other end. But before you do that, if you want you can use any decorative punch to make the ends of your candy box more fancy. Take your bone folder and score right in the center of your pyramids to meet and that will make it easier to tie down with any trim, ribbon, or seam binding, and that will keep your treats from falling out.

To make the flowers I used the Sun Kissed Fleur Die and ran it through my Big Shot a couple of times, depending on how full you want your flowers to be. If you want a more simple flower, use less petals if you would like a more full flower use more petals. The great thing is that with this die you cut several petals at a time. I used my blossom tools to shape my flowers, cut out and stamp the leaves using the classic leaf precut set and the open leaf precut set, use the classic leaf die to cut them out and the cordinating stamp to give it a more detailed and natural look, I also used a tag from the decorative flower pot die to write my sentiment, and there you have it... a BEAUTIFUL TREAT BOX!! Thank you for joining me and I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

Leticia Mercado :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Other products: Gesso, Mod Podge, Want 2 Scrap Brick Stencil, Vellum, tulle mesh, Pearls, Porcelain Rose, Seam Bindding, Paper Doily, Pencil, Hot Glue, Sponge, Want 2 Scrap Chip Board Elements, Black soot Distress ink, any other color inks you like, Glimmer Mist ( I used Jack Frost) and an 8" x 8" Clip-Board Wood.

Instructions: Cut your favorite 12" x 12" Paper from the collection to an 8" x 8" and distress the edges with your scissors or distressing tool, adhere it to the Clip- Board wood as it will make it more sturdy, dab Gesso with a sponge in just ramdon places to kinda prepare it for the inks and sprays, set it aside for it to dry. Using the HCPC 3544 All Seasons Sentiments PreCut Set Stamp and the black soot distress ink stamp the image on cream cardstock and cut out the sentiments you would like to use in your layout. Now that the Gesso is dry spray a little bit of the Glimmer Mist and dry with heat gun, dab gesso with a sponge again to make it blend and soft. I mounted my Picture on foam board to add dimension and added a frame and adhered it to were I wanted to be in the layout, add the window shutters and now you can add the sentiments you cut out by adhering them down with glossy accents or any other liquid adhesive you like, once dry dab gesso with sponge to kinda blend everything together and outline them with a pencil. I used scraps to make the left side of the layout, just cut them to 8" Long and the with depends on how much space you want to cover, fold them in half but do not crease the right side just fold enought to glue the two left sides together, make three and add hot glue just on the edge of the fold and adhere it to the wood making sure the corners meet, for the second one do not over lap but tuck it underneath the first and do the same for the third on on on. For the flowers, I fussy cut some of the Beautiful flower images from the Paper collection and adhered then unto the layout. I cut one paper doily in half and tucked one half under the last paper Valley (that is what i actually call them LOL) they add such a delicate feel to the layout. To make the Vellum Flower I used the HCD 734 Sun Kissed Fleur Die to cut out the flower petals and the HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background PreCut Set stamp to add the feel of a vintage flower, you can stamp the background stamp any color and cut theflowers with the die, shape them and add a beautiful center and there it is, adhere the flower to the layout dag gesso for the last time to blend everything together and you have a BEAUTIFUL layout with tons of wonderful sentiments. I Love how this Layout came out and it would be perfect for my daughter to keep and look to for encouragement. Thank you for stopping by! Leticia Mercado


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Gateway To The Seasons Recap

Products Used:
HCDP1 234 Daphne Paper Collection
HCD 737 Ornate Gateway Die
HCPC 3539 All Seasons Gazebo PreCut Set
HCD 735 Gift Ensemble Die
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Project Instructions:
Other products: Mod Podge, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Tea Dye Distress Ink, Paper Trimmer, Scissors, wood box, Flat Back Pearls, Doilie, Seam Binding, Butterfly Cameo, and Bling Buttons.
Instructions: Measure the sides of the box with your ruler and use the paper trimmer to cut the sizes you will need, using a paint brush add the mod podge to one side at a time and adhere the paper, press down with a bone folder making sure there is no air bubbles, adhere the paper to all the box and let it sit and dry. Once the box is dry you can distress the edges with sand paper and add the tea dye distress ink first and than the vintage photo distress ink. I like to use gesso alot, so I added gesso with a sponge to all the edges of the box, and I love the look and texture that it gives. Use the Ornate Gateway Die and cut out six of the one that goes on top of the gate, you will use three (3) for the bottom of the box and three (3) on the top of the box, and also cut out three (3) of the leaf swirl from the Gift Ensemble Die, they will be used on the top of the box, and finally cut out six (6) of the large flower petals using the Posy Patch spellbinders die and (6) of the next size down, they will be used along with the cordinating stamps. Now that you have everything cut out and stamped lets have fun and start putting everything together. Use the Beautiful lace border stamp from the Gazebo PreCut set and stamp along the bottom of the box using vintage photo ink, once that is done adhere the die cut from the Ornate Gateway Die to the bottom corners of the box skipping one corner. Now moving to the top of the box, shape your flowers using the Blossom stylus and make your flowers, you will have two big flowers and two medium flowers, add the bling buttons to the center and dab gesso with a sponge onto each flowers. Use the other three Ornate Gateway die cut and the leaf swirl and adhere them to the top of your box, add trims and doilies to fill up spaces and make a bow with seambinding add a cameo to hide the knot, adhere the flowers, and trim and bow to the box and there you have a BEAUTIFUL BOX!! Perfect for gift giving and the person who receives it will fall in love with it!! Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

You can check out all of the DT Members inpirational work and find this beautiful Heartfelt Creations products and  Here!

Hugs, Letty

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Gateway To The Seasons Collection

We are pleased to introduce the Gateway To The Seasons Collection. The Ornate Gate Die is adorned with a flourishing design and a large, exotic accent piece. Lace, gazebos, birdhouses, gardens, backyards, a fall scene, a winter home and sentiment stamps will add joy to your cards and a smile to your face. These scenes and sentiments will complete your stamp collection. The Daphne paper pack is loaded with lacy Victorian patterns in soft pink, cream and greens accented with red, green and brown. Classic Heartfelt Creations images combined with stripes, diamonds and vintage type, tags and journaling blocks create a collection you will treasure forever! Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by June 18th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $150.00.

So here is what I created with this AWESOME Collection and I just had so much fun playing with all the wonderful Goodies :)
Do not forget to stop by the HeartFelt Creations Blog  and leave a comment!!

HCPC 3543 - Winter Season PreCut Set
HCPC 3507- Timeless Amour Background PreCut Set
Ornate Gateway Die
Daphne Paper Collection

StazOn (Jet black),Glossy Accents, Gesso, Glimmer Mist (patina and jack frost) sponge, and haeting tool.

I used a 7 1/2 by 3 1/2 chipboard base to make my tag, using glossy accents I adhere paper on both sides from the Beautiful Daphne Paper Collection and set it aside with three heavy books on top so as it dries the chipboard will dry nice and flat for me. I used a sponge to gently dab gesso to the front side of the tag as I love the texture gesso gives to the surface and also to prepare it for the glimmermist. When the Gesso is  dry I used the Timeless Amour Background stamp and StazOn jet black ink to make my background and started playing with the glimmer mists, I prayed the patina color first and used my heat tool to dry the tag and than I used the jack frost mist and dried it with heat tool, you can go back and add more if you please but for me that was perfect. I used the winter season precut set stamps and the stazon jet black ink to stamp it on my tag and when back to add gesso with a sponge. Use the Ornate Gateway die and when cut out dab gesso with a sponce to the front and back of gates and adhere them to the sides of the tag, I added the top part of the gates to the top of the tag and make a bow with seam bindding and a pearl to the center of the bow, and using "Winter Wonderland" stamp from the Winter season precut set collection , stamp the centiment above the gates. I LOVE the way this tag turned out and it will be perfect for Christmas!! Thank you for joining me and I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial :)
Thank You for stopping by :)


Friday, June 7, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Dt Project 2

Paper Sack Card

Products Used:
HCDP1 231 Posy Patch Paper Collection

Project Instructions:
Other Products: Seam Binding, glitter, trim, liquid glue, large paper sacks, and foam board.
Instructions: Fold the large sack bag in half the bottom part of the bag being in the inside and adhere the sides down to create a pocket but make sure you adhere the sides after you line the inside with paper. Line the front, the inside, and the back of the sack with your favorite sheet of the 12 x 12 from the Posy Patch collection. I fussy cut the bird image along with some of the beautiful flowers and stems and adhere glitter to the flowers using liquid glue and fine glitter. I used three layers of paper at the front of the card, white cardstock, paper from the collection and another piece from the collection, distress the edges and on the last layer curl one corner with a thin paint brush and adhere a piece of trim behind that corner. I used trim to behind the bird and flower images, and I used small squares of foam board that I cut myself and added them to the back of each image to add dimension. Cut a sentiment from the paper collection, distress the edges and adhere to the fron of the card. I punched holes to the side of the card and used seam binding to make a bow, for the inside of the card I did not embellish it because the paper is so BEAUTIFUL!! For the opening of the bag I lined it with the gorgeous paper and I thought it would be perfect for a tag or a small gift card. I LOVE the way this card turned out and I do hope you enjoed the tutorial. Thank you for stopping by!

You can find this beautiful paper collection HERE :) Thank you for stopping by :)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Design Team Project

Other products: 4345 Build A window  Want2Scrap Chipboard Embellishment, 4802 Want 2 Scrap Brick Stencil, Pearl Stemmens, Spanish Moss, Flat Back Pearls, Gesso, Sponge, Hot glue, Teal blue acrylic paint, and Teal Blue Ink.
Instructions: In your favorite 12 x 12 sheet from the "Sunny Day Collection" use a sponge to dab Gesso in places were you want to use the brick stencil and let it dry or use your heat tool to speed things up. Ink up a sponge with a teal blue color and use the brick stencil from "Want2Scrap" and dab the color through the stencil in the areas were the Gesso is dry, with the same color of ink use the "Large Elegant Word Background Stamp" and stamp the image in random places to add more interest, and with a paint brush splat Gesso and Teal Blue Acrylic Paint to add dimention to the background. Using the Posy Patch Flower PreCut Set Stamps, stamp the largest flower onto dark blue cardstock 15 times and cut them out with the cordinating Posy Patch die, use the Blossom Tool Kit to shape each rose and add flowers stemmens to the center of each rose. Paint the Chipboard BLESSED Embellishment from Want2Scrap with gesso and then with teal blue acrylic paint and once dry dab gesso with a sponge and cut out one of the butterflies from the paper collection and adhere it to the first letter of the chipboard letter.Time to adhere it all to the 12X12! Use a chipboard Embellishment paint it and dab Gesso, Heat dry and mount it on foam board for dimention, now place the roses and cut out the swirl leaves from the Gift Ensemble die 3 times and add to the bottom of each of the roses, add Spanish Moss as a filler as well as cut flowers from the smallest Posy Patch Flowers die and add flat pearl for the center of each flower, you can add as filler anything you like, in this case I used little bits and pieces and I love the way it turned out! Adhere the chipboard Embelishment and with a black pen draw around it and dab gesso and there it is! LOVE this layout!! I used a picture of my son and He is one of my Kiddos God has BLESSED me with. Hope you liked this tutorial!

You Can find all of these Beautiful Heartfelt Creations Products HERE! Thank you for stopping by!